Radar test solution advances autonomous driving safety

Posted By : Mick Elliott
Radar test solution advances autonomous driving safety

The E8740A Automotive Radar Signal Analysis and Generation Solution from Keysight Technologies has been enhanced to enable radar-based, advanced driver assistance systems to proactively detect and mitigate risks of collisions. As advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous vehicles gain in popularity, they also raise concerns about safety and reliability.

Autonomous vehicles are dependent on advanced sensor technology with highly integrated radar. According to the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), autonomous vehicles require up to 24 of these radar sensors in each car. Interference between sensors can seriously impact automotive radar reliability.

Even a slight error or unexpected misbehaviour in the system could lead to a critical situation or accident.

The new version of the Keysight E8740A automotive radar signal analysis and emulation solution is based on high-performance physical layer instruments to ensure radio frequency (RF) and mmWave performance verification for each radar design under test, as well as an easy-to-use, intuitive user interface to ensure maximum productivity.

The test solution also generates various real-world conditions to address any potential automotive radar interference issues.

"Keysight understands that reliable technology is pivotal to minimise vehicle collisions, prevent human injuries, and ultimately save lives", said Siegfried Gross, vice president and general manager of Keysight's Automotive and Energy Solutions business unit. "That is why Keysight will continue to invest resources in this particular field as we aim to enable developers to overcome radar design and performance verification challenges."

The new Keysight E8740A automotive radar signal analysis and generation solution offers:

  • Powerful automotive radar interference test sequence and physical layer test plan creation based on Keysight's PathWave software platform.
  • Wideband mmWave and flexible (frequency-modulated continuous wave, continuous wave, orthogonal frequency division multiplexing, and coded modulation) signal generation.
  • Pre-defined test set-up for automotive radar standards.

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